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The Christian family in the secularized context of our society
The Christian family in the secularized context of our society

Author(s): Ştefan Florea
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Gender Studies, Theology and Religion, Health and medicine and law, Family and social welfare, Sociology of Religion
Published by: Ideas Forum International Academic and Scientific Association
Keywords: Christian family; postmodern society; humanization; sexual immorality; abortion;

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the problem of the family from the Christian perspective and its role in the postmodern society, but also the most serious problems affecting its functionality. As social form, the family is the environment of existence and training ordained by God for man. It has been instituted since the beginning of the creation of the first people, yet by Christ, by the Holy Mystery of Marriage, has been sanctified the union of love between a man and a woman. As time has gone by, under the impulse of the fundamental freedoms and rights specific of man, recognized especially by the modern society, serious abnormalities have appeared, affecting the integrity of the family, such as: sexual immorality as plague of the matrimonial life, divorce, abortion, the so-called “families” of same-sex people. The contemporary man adheres without due consideration to all these, without taking into account their consequences. Certainly, the Christian Orthodox norms bring along with their application the remedy as well, namely life in Christ, which means full humanization.

  • Issue Year: 2/2016
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 63-68
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English